Yesterday’s training session covered a lot of material and MELO participants got an opportunity to explore how MERLOT content and Learning Objects are all part of the larger open education movement that takes advantage of the increased opportunities teachers and learners have to share and use materials across educational settings.
In this training session we covered:
- Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
- How OER relate to MERLOT and Learning Objects.
- The basics of copyright, including how to recognize and use copyrighted content.
- Introduction to open licenses with specific Creative Commons examples.
- How to clear materials of copyrighted content in order to prepare it to publish as OER.
Open.Michigan has created a handy guide for these steps in case you want to reference them later: open.umich.edu/share.
If you’re interested in reviewing my presentation and handouts from last night’s session you can review them (and download them!) on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/epuckettrodgers